ostrichism

noun os·trich·ism \|ˌchizəm, |ˌji-\

Definition of ostrichism

plural

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  1. :  the deliberate avoidance or ignorance of conditions as they exist :  self-delusion ostrichism will not, of course, save one single American — Pearl Buck perhaps the lack of fear is a result of what might be called ostrichism — John Gunther

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